Ermessinde de Carcassonne was born 972 to Roger I de Carcassonne (c950-1012) and Adelaide de Rouergue (c950-1011) and died 1057 of unspecified causes. She married Ramon Borrel de Barcelone (972-1017) 993 JL . Charlemagne (747-814).

While her husband lived, she was politically active and presided over assemblies and tribunals. After his death in 1018 she became regent for their son Berenguer Ramon I until 1023. After this, she continued to wield power. In contrast to her son, she favored war with the Muslim powers to the South, partly because of the discontent of the nobles at his police of peace. When he died in 1035, she became regent for her grandson until he was declared to be of age in 1044.


Offspring of Ermessinde de Carcassonne and Ramon Borrel de Barcelone (972-1017)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Borrell Ramon de Barcelona (c995-c997) 995 997
Estefania de Barcelona (c1000-bef1040) 1000 1040 Roger I de Tosny (-1040)
Berengar Raymond I de Barcelona (1005-1035) 1005 26 May 1035 Barcelona, Spain Sancha de Castilla (?-?) Sancha de Castilla (?-?) Guisla of Lluca (?-?)


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